Pre-Christmas Activites

Would you like to spend the pre-Christmas period doing something pleasant with family or good friends? Here are our suggestions for what you can do to get into the Christmas spirit in Bodø.

1. Christmas tree lighting and unveiling of the Christmas tree installation

Bodø City Centre // December 2th

On December 2nd, there will be both the Christmas tree lighting in the square and the unveiling of Bodø’s new Christmas tree installation outside the Stormen Library.

Unveiling of Bodø’s new Christmas tree installation – at 2:00 PM, Stormen Library

Christmas tree lighting in the square – at 3:00 PM in the square in Bodø.

2. Christmas market in Bodø city center

From December 15th to 17th, there will be a Christmas market in Glasshuset and the square. Get into the Christmas spirit, find this year’s Christmas gifts from local producers, or indulge in delicious Christmas snacks. Perhaps even Santa Claus will make an appearance?

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3. Go Ice skating

Ice skate at Kvartal 99 in Bodø city center. The rink is located on top of the parking garage and is cooled, allowing you to ice skate even when the air is a bit warm. If you don’t have skates, you can borrow them for free at BUA Bodø.

4. “Kultursenterets” Christmas Market

On December 9th and 10th, the Nordland Cultural Center is hosting its traditional Christmas market. Here, you’ll discover locally crafted artworks, locally produced delicacies, student enterprises, and cultural experiences for both young and old.

5. Pre-Christmas coziness at Kjerringøy Trading Post

You’re guaranteed to get into the Christmas spirit here! Join in the search for the ‘jektenisse,’ take a horse and carriage ride, shop at the old bakery from the 1800s, participate in candle making, buy sweets and Christmas gifts at the general store, and enjoy delightful treats at the café. It’s perfect for the whole family

Saturday, December 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 9th, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

6. Visit the Gingerbread Town

The gingerbread town in Bodø opens in a new setting at Quality Hotel Ramsalt. The gingerbread town opens on November 29th and is open for everyone who wishes to come. Bring the whole family and get into the Christmas spirit.

7. Sauna and ice bath

Bring your close friends and enjoy a sauna followed by an ice-cold bath at Pust Bodø. A much-needed breather in the midst of pre-Christmas stress.

Bading ved Pust Bodø
Bading ved Pust Bodø (Kontrafei Media)

8. St. Lucia concert at Bodø Cathedral

On December 13th, Lucia Day, the traditional Lucia concert takes place at Bodø Cathedral. A atmospheric concert that has become a cherished tradition for many.

9. Christmas shows and concerts

Stormen Concert Hall offers several performances during the pre-Christmas season, ensuring a festive atmosphere. From concerts to performances, there’s something for the whole family. Check out the full program on Stormen’s website.

Konsert i Stormen
Konsert i Stormen (Karoline O. A. Pettersen)

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